This cream-washed old inn, the only survivor from the four here a century ago, stands on a corner opposite the village green. Lowish beams in the bar might catch any particularly tall arrival distracted by thoughts of a pint of one of the East Anglian ales, such as Brewers Gold, or a cider from the Suffolk village of Aspall. Fricassée of wild mushrooms, poached egg, horseradish mayo and micro herbs might be the ideal way to start a meal, followed perhaps by a gourmet duck burger; pan-fried salted cod with quinoa risotto; pork three ways; or ratatouille tartlet with goats' cheese. Banoffee pie or warm sticky toffee pudding to finish.
Open all year
Days closed: Monday
Opening times: Tuesday to Thursday 12–3 5–11 (Friday to Saturday 12–11 Sunday 12–10)
Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday 12–2.30, Sunday 12–4
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6–9, Sunday 12–4
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
On A1141 between Lavenham or Hadleigh. Pub in village centre.